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Easy Salsa Verde Recipe

This 6-ingredient homemade salsa verde is so easy to make in your own home. Add this salsa verde recipe to your enchiladas, tacos, nachos, and more!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Fat 1 Carbs 8 Protein 1
Yield 6 1x


  • 1.5 lbs. fresh tomatillos, rinsed and husks removed (or canned whole tomatillos, poaching liquid discarded)
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled
  • ½ medium white onion, peeled
  • 2 medium jalapeño or serrano peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro with stems
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. Put all of the ingredients except for the cilantro and salt in a sauce pot and add just enough water to cover the vegetables. (If using canned tomatillos, drain away the brine and put them directly into the food processor). 
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. 
  3. Turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain away half of the water and transfer the rest of the ingredients to a food processor.
  5. Add the cilantro and salt to the food processor.
  6. Blend until almost smooth leaving a bit of texture.
  7. Taste the salsa to determine if it requires more salt – season to to taste. If the salsa needs a bit of acidity, add a squeeze of lime juice. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 44 Sugar: 5 Sodium: 96 Fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 8 Fiber: 3 Protein: 1 Cholesterol: 0
Author: Erin HarrisCategory: DipMethod: StovetopCuisine: MexicanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Salsa Verde

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